Arts and Culture

Of pain(t)ful pasts and parents
Of pain(t)ful pasts and parents
GRACE by Barbara Boswell (Modjaji Books)
Red Bull Culture Clash: The beat of two cities
Red Bull Culture Clash: The beat of two cities
As first impressions go, Atlanta is all about heat.
We want more for Issa, for us
We want more for Issa, for us
A few of weeks ago, a friend and I attended a lecture that aimed to unpack gender transformation in various sectors in South Africa. It was a panel...
Three countries. Three heartbreaks. One week
Three countries. Three heartbreaks. One week
More than once, I have had this feeling that I live on a continent that harbours a deep hatred for those of my gender. And if I was lulled for a...
Rookie review: I’m made out of plastic here
Rookie review: I’m made out of plastic here
I support the commodification of art because artists should be able to earn a living from their creations. It’s the only way art can be taken...
‘Tjovitjo’ speaks to the spiritual alchemy of blackness
‘Tjovitjo’ speaks to the spiritual alchemy of blackness
“If anything is going to kill us, it better be this,’’ says filmmaker and producer Lodi Matsetela. She is talking about the record-breaking...
Biko book takes a few liberties
Biko book takes a few liberties
BIKO’S GHOST: THE ICONOGRAPHY OF BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS by Shannen L Hill (University of Minnesota Press)
Symposium for black artists steps out of the colonial prism
Symposium for black artists steps out of the colonial prism
As South Africa delves into yet another themed month, the arts have come into focus because of their close relation to questions about culture and...
Paul Beatty: Exploring race without limits
Paul Beatty: Exploring race without limits
During a conversational interview with Man Booker prize-winning author Paul Beatty in late August, he relates a story about going to hear author...
No mere Semblance of success
No mere Semblance of success
Two years ago, Cukia Kimani and Ben Myres were University of Witwatersrand students who dreamt of making games. Next year, their game Semblance...
Biko may be gone, but his words will live forever
Biko may be gone, but his words will live forever
No Fears Expressed: Quotes from Steve Biko is a collection of quotes sourced from Biko's iconic essays in I Write What I Like and...
The white man’s last outpost: His 4x4
The white man’s last outpost: His 4x4
It is a crisp Tuesday morning and the Wheels of the Bus is playing. I’m 26. A new mother with a six-week-old baby in the back of my car....
Brave Beauties and the dark Lioness
Brave Beauties and the dark Lioness
On the last day of August — so-called Women’s Month — Stevenson Gallery in Cape Town hosted a Zanele Muholi retrospective of the...

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